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  • 10/20/2014: 100TH CELEBRATION EPISODE! Interview with Commander's Palace's Executive Chef Tory McPhail Listen Now
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  • 10/6/2014: Interview with Cara Reed Gluten-Free and Vegan Cookbook Author, Rosemary Polenta, Hot Cocoa Snickerdoodles Listen Now

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100TH CELEBRATION EPISODE! Interview with Commander's Palace's Executive Chef Tory McPhail

October 20, 2014
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana

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In this 100TH CELEBRATION EPISODE, Kid Chef Eliana interviews Commander's Palace's Executive Chef Tory McPhail. They talk about Commander's Palace "dirt to plate" policy where 90% of the restaurant's ingredients are sourced within 100 miles and why it important to eat local ingredients. They also talk about how he stays within the tradition of the Creole and Cajun cuisine but still gives dishes his a "Tory twist". In "A Tisket A Tasket What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana explores tomatillos and shares her recipe for "Roasted Tomatillo and Onion Salsa." In her segment, "Foodie News," she shares the 411 on the cooking world. In her segment, "Figure Out This Food," she share information about Turmeric. In her segment, "The Cookbook Shelf" she reviews Commander's Kitchen by Ti Adelaide and Jamie Shannon. In Creative Cuisine, Eliana gives her recipe for "Zucchini and Shiitake Spaghetti." Her "Snacktivity" is "Lemon Basil and Green Onion Pesto." Bon Appetit!

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Cool Kids Cook

Monday at 4 PM on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel

Join Kid Chef Eliana on "Cool Kids Cook!" Get creative in the kitchen and find the foodie in you. Discover cuisine from around the world, cooking techniques, interviews with top chefs, and of course, recipes by Kid Chef Eliana. You'll be cooking in no time! Bon Appetit! Cool Kids Cook can be heard live every Monday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel.

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Kid Chef Eliana

12 year old Kid Chef Eliana grew up in a family of cooks. With grandparents from Cajun Louisiana, the Philippines, Cuba, and Honduras, Eliana’s recipes have international flair. She loves traveling and spending time in the kitchen with her family. Eliana says, “Cooking is so much fun. You can be creative and invent new recipes.” Eliana’s first cookbook, “Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids” was released in October 2010. She is awaiting the publication of her second cookbook, “Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana.”

At ten years old, Kid Chef Eliana was chosen as one of 13 Latinos profiled in a museum exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is featured in a book called The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids by Dr. Jerry Cook and Sarah L. Cook. She has been a guest chef on Eyewitness Morning News on WWL-TV in New Orleans and has cooked with Celebrity Chef John Besh. She was a featured chef at the New Orleans Seafood Festival and the Louisiana Book Festival. She does numerous media appearances, cooking demonstrations, and book signings.

In the future, Eliana plans to design cookware for kids, create a line of spices, and host her own TV cooking show. She also wants to teach kids that good food is more than chicken nuggets and French fries. Her motto is, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”

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